Hazelwood and Kostecki to make competitive karting returns

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 01/10/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

Todd Hazelwood and Jake Kostecki will return to their karting roots at this weekend's Queensland Kart Championship.

More than 300 competitors will descend on the Emerald circuit on Friday, with three days of racing set to crown the state champion.

Kostecki and Hazelwood will line up in the TaG 125 Light and TaG 125 Heavy categories respectively.

Matt Stone Racing driver Kostecki enjoyed success in karting in his formative years.

Kostecki, 21, competed in major karting events across Australia before racing in America, claiming overall third in the 2013 SuperKarts national championship.

Hazelwood, the 2017 Super2 champion, won his first karting title in 2006 when he was 10 years old.

The Brad Jones Racing driver recently returned to karts to keep himself sharp between Supercars events.

The 25-year-old took ownership of a CRG Australia KT2 125cc kart in June.

Hazelwood regularly spends time at the Bundaberg Kart Club with partner Alice Litzow, who claimed her first go-karting state championship earlier this month.

“I’m really looking forward to getting on track this weekend,” Hazelwood said.

“Testing is very limited in Supercars and with the championship currently on hold, having the chance to race anything and stay sharp will be great.”

Practice will get underway on Friday with qualifying and racing to follow across the weekend.

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